2013 Domaine Bitouzet Prieur Volnay ‘Pitures’ 1er Cru
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $49.94 (reg. $64.94)
Today’s wine is the ultimate in 1er cru Volnay value from the family Domaine Bitouzet Prieur. Year after year their ‘Pitures’ 1er cru surprises with atypical levels of power and density thanks to the cru’s high elevation and proximity to Pommard. ‘Pitures’ (when done well) regularly combines the delicate aromatics of great Volnay with the tannic structure of its neighbor for a multi-dimensional Pinot Noir. Everything is done by hand here, with minimal new oak, and organic viticulture, and their structured and powerful Volnay are immensely rewarding. We’ve got a few cases in stock at an unbeatable price!
Located right in the heart of “one of the most rewarding communes in the Cote d’Or” (Clive Coates), Volnay’s Bitouzet Prieur is split between Volnay and Meursault and according to Clive Coates, is one of those “rare estates which is of equal note for Chardonnay as well as Pinot Noir.” The Bitouzets have two centuries of history here and were one of the first in the region to bottle their own wines.
This classic vintage will appeal to Burgundy fans seeking transparent terroir expression while showing that “wonderful 2013 energy and density” (Vinous). Toss in the back of your cellar for a few years, or open today to enjoy its rich and deep dark fruits. Cheers!